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Witness: Terror Case Defendant Was Islamic State Supporter



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    Investigators remove a body as they work a crime scene outside the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting occurred the day before May 04, 2015 in Garland, Texas. During the "Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest," an anti-Islam event, on May 03, Elton Simpson of Phoenix, Arizonia and another man opend fire, wounding a security guard . Police officers shot and killed Simpson at teh scene. (Photo by Ben Torres/Getty Images)

    The brother of a Phoenix man killed in a Texas shootout with police has testified that a defendant in a terror trial was an Islamic State supporter.

    KNXV-TV reports that Ali Soofi testified Wednesday in federal court in Phoenix in the trial of Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem.

    The 44-year-old moving company owner is accused of orchestrating a thwarted attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest on May 3 in Garland, Texas.

    Elton Simpson and Ali Soofi's brother, Nadir Soofi, were killed by a police officer.

    Ali Soofi testified that he lived with his brother and Simpson from 2014-15 and that Kareem often visited, was vocal about his support for Islamic State and frequently watched Islamic State videos.

    Ali moved out about a month before the foiled Texas attack.